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Wolff does the math, insists Verstappen is 2019 title threat

Toto Wolff says the "sheer math" compels Mercedes to consider Hungarian Grand Prix poleman Max Verstappen as a genuine threat for the world title. Red Bull's Verstappen secured his first career pole in F1 on Saturday at the Hungaroring, a feat that follows the Dutchman's recent two wins - in Austria and Germany - which have put him 63 points behind championship leader Lewis Hamilton in the drivers' standings. Wolff's practical judgement tells him that Red Bull-Honda and Verstappen are on a roll, and a look at the numbers only strengthen his conviction that the 21-year-old must be considered a title contender. "I think there are 10 more races to go, so 260 points to score....
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